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15-May-21 N134AM Airbus EC135 Jacksonville, US-Florida

15-May-21 N134AM Airbus EC135 Jacksonville, US-Florida

5-May-2021

Emergency field landing after bird strike... Read more

09-Apr-21 N421PB Airbus H120 LeRoy, US-Kansas

09-Apr-21 N421PB Airbus H120 LeRoy, US-Kansas

9-Apr-2021

Heavy landing in a garden on grass.  Skids splayed out.  Press report states pilot was Tereso T Orozco, 64, of Topeka, and passenger was Kenneth David Norman, 48, of Sunnyvale, Texas.  Neither were injured... Read more

30-Jan-21 ZS-RWZ Airbus AS350B3 Grand Central, South Africa

30-Jan-21 ZS-RWZ Airbus AS350B3 Grand Central, South Africa

30-Jan-2021

Hit the ground and rolled over during low level training flight Student pilot was named as professional boxer Kevin “Two Guns” Lerena   Facebook... Read more

Australia to replace Tiger with AH-64E

Australia to replace Tiger with AH-64E

15-Jan-2021Source: Australian Gov

The Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance capability will be strengthened following the selection of Boeing Apache Guardian to replace Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from 2025. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the AH-64E Apache Guardian is equipped with improved sensors, communications suites, attack capabilities and improved survivability. “This new ARH capability... Read more

15-Jan-21 PH-TTR Airbus H135 Almere, Netherlands

15-Jan-21 PH-TTR Airbus H135 Almere, Netherlands

15-Jan-2021

Bird strike on night flight took out the port lower windshield.  Emergency landing made at Amsterdam Heliport.  Recording of ATC conversation in this YouTube video  ... Read more

02-Jan-21 ZS-OXK Airbus AS350B3 Cape Town, South Africa

02-Jan-21 ZS-OXK Airbus AS350B3 Cape Town, South Africa

2-Jan-2021

Damaged after losing control during take off from Cape Town International Airport.  Helicopter ended up on its starboard side on the apron outside a hangar.  The pilot was flying alone and only suffered minor injuries and received medical attention.... Read more

30-Dec-20 I-LGLG Airbus H125 San Martino, Italy

30-Dec-20 I-LGLG Airbus H125 San Martino, Italy

30-Dec-2020

Crashed in white-out conditions during landing, during which the main rotor disc hit the ground.  20 minutes after the accident the helicopter caught fire and completely burned out.  It is evident from images that the helicopter was written off in the accident (boom in multiple pieces) prior to the conflagration.  Pilot named in this report... Read more

26-Dec-20 (tba) Airbus H125 Minimarg, Pakistan (4F)

26-Dec-20 (tba) Airbus H125 Minimarg, Pakistan (4F)

26-Dec-2020

Helicopter was involved in an operation to evacuate the body of a shaheed soldier, Abdul Qadeer The four on board were named here as Pilot Major M. Hussain, Co Pilot Maj Ayaz Hussain, Naik Inzimam Alam and Sepoy Muhammad Farooq. No details on cause of accident... Read more

19-Dec-20 N574AM Airbus AS350B3 Driggs, US-Idaho

19-Dec-20 N574AM Airbus AS350B3 Driggs, US-Idaho

19-Dec-2020

Starboard transmission cowling flipped up into the main rotor shortly after departure... Read more

15-Dec-20 ZK-HEK Airbus H120 Kekerengu, New Zealand (2F)

15-Dec-20 ZK-HEK Airbus H120 Kekerengu, New Zealand (2F)

15-Dec-2020

Helicopter crashed on rocky beach.  Eyewitness reported seeing the helicopter spiralling out of control and plummeting to the ground Two fatalities named as owner/pilot Andrew Hamish Davidson, 60, and wife Lin Chen, 39.  Three injured passengers including their two children and another child.  The children – two boys and a girl – were all aged under 14 TAIC photo... Read more

08-Dec-20 F-HJAF Airbus EC135T1 Bonvillard, France (5F)

08-Dec-20 F-HJAF Airbus EC135T1 Bonvillard, France (5F)

8-Dec-2020

Helicopter was carrying an air rescue crew on a training mission when it fell from an altitude of (5,900ft). The surviving pilot raised the alarm at around 19:10 local time (18:10 GMT) after managing to escape from the helicopter. The crew onboard consisted of two pilots – one in training – along with two winch operators and... Read more

05-Dec-20 N625CF Airbus AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

05-Dec-20 N625CF Airbus AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

5-Dec-2020

At approximately 140 KIAS, the right rear passenger door came open. The PIC had also heard and felt a change in the aircraft. PIC immediately slowed down the aircraft and the flight nurse in the back of the aircraft while still seat-belted was able to close the door. Upon safe landing and exiting of the... Read more

04-Dec-20 JA504D Airbus AS350 Higashi Matsuyama, Japan

04-Dec-20 JA504D Airbus AS350 Higashi Matsuyama, Japan

4-Dec-2020

Take off from a temporary helipad in Higashi Matsuyama, Miyagi Prefecture at 10:50 (JST). The flight was for carrying trees with a sling (total weight of about 380 kg), and at an altitude of about 90 m near Miyato Kokegaura in Higashi Matsuyama, one of the trees (about 30 kg) fall in a paddy field.  No... Read more

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

3-Dec-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has donated an Airbus AS350B2 helicopter to southern Africa-based humanitarian relief organization, Mercy Air Africa. The nonprofit was founded in 1991 to provide private flight support for nongovernmental organizations serving in the southern region of Africa. Matthias Reuter, Director of Mercy... Read more

02-Dec-20 OF-??? Airbus AS350 Mombo, Botswana

02-Dec-20 OF-??? Airbus AS350 Mombo, Botswana

2-Dec-2020

Crashed on take-off during an anti-poaching operation.  Army spokesperson advised that all five Botswana Defence Force members aboard the helicopter survived the accident and are currently receiving medical attention... Read more

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-20 9N-AJJ Airbus AS350B2 Nuwakot, Nepal

29-Nov-2020

Bird strike took out the port windshield and damaged area between nose and base of windshield.  Safe landing, but some of 6POB were injured... Read more

20-Nov-20 LV-FQN Airbus AS350B3 Coronel Moldes, Argentina (2F)

20-Nov-20 LV-FQN Airbus AS350B3 Coronel Moldes, Argentina (2F)

20-Nov-2020

Crashed after hitting zip wire.  Both occupants received fatal injuries. One was named as entrepreneur Jorge Brito... Read more

16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

16-Nov-2020

The aircraft was performing external load flights with delivering of concrete to a powerline fundament. During delivery of concrete to powerline mast number 49, the pilot experienced severe vertically vibrations. The pilot took immediate action, released the external load and was capable to manoeuvre the helicopter away from the construction area. During this operation the... Read more

15-Nov-20 N442ME Airbus EC135 Williamsport, US-Pennsylvania

15-Nov-20 N442ME Airbus EC135 Williamsport, US-Pennsylvania

15-Nov-2020

Bird strike left six inch hole in chin bubble window FAA just reported this as “Stat 13” which is a callsign and not a registration, but our research identified it as N442ME... Read more

14-Nov-20 N712CA Airbus AS355F2 Hammonton, US-New Jersey

14-Nov-20 N712CA Airbus AS355F2 Hammonton, US-New Jersey

14-Nov-2020

While attempting to decouple from dolly, rudder pedal became stuck and helicopter briefly became airborne.  The tail rotor separated from the aircraft, resulting in a hard landing... Read more

08-Nov-20 TG-GEA Airbus AS350B3 	Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

08-Nov-20 TG-GEA Airbus AS350B3 Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

8-Nov-2020

Tail rotor and stabiliser damaged by hitting a tree during an emergency landing... Read more

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-2020

The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the sole occupant pilot was seriously injured.... Read more

29-Sep-20 VH-WPX Airbus AS365N3 Perth, Australia

29-Sep-20 VH-WPX Airbus AS365N3 Perth, Australia

29-Sep-2020

A rescue crewman was lowered onto the deck of a vessel as part of winch training exercise, off the coast of Perth, Western Australia. During the exercise, the rescue crewman was pulled overboard from the vessel, into and through the water. The rescue crewman was not injured.... Read more

13-Sep-20 PP-MRA Airbus AS350 Arapiraca, Brazil

13-Sep-20 PP-MRA Airbus AS350 Arapiraca, Brazil

13-Sep-2020

The aircraft took off to carry out a local flight, with the purpose of conducting police patrol, with two pilots, an air operator and two policemen on board.On the return, during the taxi in the central area of ​​the apron, there was loss of control of the aircraft, which carried out two turns of approximately... Read more

12-Sep-20 N453F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

12-Sep-20 N453F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

12-Sep-2020

Precautionary emergency landing at Patterson Park on after a warning light came on (per press), or “altitude and radio issues” (per FAA)... Read more

Airbus AS332 EC225 – Proposed AD 20-140 – Placards and Markings

Airbus AS332 EC225 – Proposed AD 20-140 – Placards and Markings

11-Sep-2020Source: EASA

This Proposed AD will be closed for consultation on 09 October 2020 During review of existing emergency exit placards, attached to or located near to the cabin sliding doors (both left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides), to verify that they provide an accurate illustration of the proper method of sliding doors emergency opening, it was... Read more

Airbus AS365/EC155 – EASA Proposed AD 20-127 : Tail Rotor Drive Flange

Airbus AS365/EC155 – EASA Proposed AD 20-127 : Tail Rotor Drive Flange

3-Sep-2020Source: EASA

Several occurrences have been reported of loss of tightening torque of the Shur-Lok nut, which serves as a retainer of the tail rotor (TR) drive flange of the main gearbox (MGB). Subsequent investigation determined that these events were the result of failure of the Shur-Lok nut locking function, which is normally ensured by two anti-rotation... Read more

01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

1-Sep-2020

Emergency landing in field after engine issues... Read more

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350B2 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-20 C-FAHC Airbus AS350B2 Stewart, Canada (1F)

17-Aug-2020

Helicopter crashed while carrying out a long-line sling operation. The sole pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed in a post-crash fire.... Read more

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Sacré-Coeur, Canada

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Sacré-Coeur, Canada

12-Aug-2020

Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely. The main rotor was damaged... Read more

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Les Bergeronne, Canada

12-Aug-20 C-GNZF Airbus AS350B2 Les Bergeronne, Canada

12-Aug-2020

Helicopter was on an external load flight between 2 transmission lines in the Sacré-Coeur, QC, area when the main rotor contacted and severed an electrical cable. The pilot felt vibrations and immediately deposited and released the external load on the ground. The aircraft has been positioned away from the load, where it has landed safely.... Read more

11-Aug-20 N45?F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

11-Aug-20 N45?F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

11-Aug-2020

Police helicopter made emergency landing in park.  No damage/injuries Data from market intelligence firm Parapex Media shows that Baltimore Police currently operate four Airbus H120s, registered N451F, N452F, N453F and N454F... Read more

04-Aug-20 TG-PME Airbus AS350 Chisec, Guatemala (1F)

04-Aug-20 TG-PME Airbus AS350 Chisec, Guatemala (1F)

4-Aug-2020

Pilot died when helicopter crashed into wooded area.  This report quotes pilot as Juan Francisco Escobar Blas... Read more

11-Jul-20 N708AC Airbus AS355 Rifle, US-Colorado

11-Jul-20 N708AC Airbus AS355 Rifle, US-Colorado

11-Jul-2020

According to the operator, their flight tracking program showed that the helicopter depart the Rifle Garfield County Airport (RIL), Rifle, Colorado, and was en route to perform a low altitude aerial observation flight of transmission/power lines. The flight track ended near the accident location after a 3 to 4 minute flight about one mile southwest... Read more

Four new Airbus H125s for Norwegian operators in one week

Four new Airbus H125s for Norwegian operators in one week

22-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

A total of four new H125 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters are being delivered to operators on Norway in a seven day period. On Friday 19th, the first of two for Helitrans arrived at their Trondheim Airport base and the second is en route today. These are registered LN-OGA and LN-OGB. Earlier this month Helitrans become the... Read more

First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

2-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In July 2018, Airbus Helicopters announced a large order from the Ukraine, including 21 H225s, 10 H145s and 24 H125s. Prior to this official announcement, HeliHub.com reported that the H225s were in fact lease repossessions from offshore operator CHC which were being converted for the Ukraine, and included three in the search and rescue role. At... Read more

Gama Aviation starts Scottish EMS operations after taking contract back from Babcock

Gama Aviation starts Scottish EMS operations after taking contract back from Babcock

1-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com editor note – below is the press release from Gama Aviation regarding the commencement of operations for the Scottish Ambulance Service.  It is worth noting that Gama Aviation have held the contract since the 1990s to provide two fixed-wing and two rotary-wing aircraft.  Up to now, the rotary-wing element has been subcontracted to Babcock... Read more

LCI Helicopters launches $100 Million co-investment vehicle

LCI Helicopters launches $100 Million co-investment vehicle

7-May-2020Source: LCI

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has strengthened its leasing platform with the establishment of a new co-investment vehicle with Thora Capital, LLC. and RIVE Private Investment as partners. The transaction covers six Leonardo AW139s and three Airbus H130 helicopters, all of which have long-term, secure debt financing... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance resumes ops – EC135s fitted with separation screens

Devon Air Ambulance resumes ops – EC135s fitted with separation screens

6-May-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is today resuming air operations after the successful introduction of several innovative new aviation solutions, which means we can now provide greater protection for our patients and aircrew against Coronavirus. A new separation screen has been installed between the front and rear sections of the aircraft, which partitions-off the pilot cockpit from the patient treatment/paramedic area. Our aircrew will also now be able to use newly designed throat microphones when... Read more

12-Apr-20 N160CC Airbus H125 Tampa, US-Florida

12-Apr-20 N160CC Airbus H125 Tampa, US-Florida

12-Apr-2020

Hillsborurgh County Sheriff helicopter suffered bird strike. No injury reported to 2 POB... Read more

09-Apr-20 N9334W Airbus SA341 Fort Myers, US-Florida

09-Apr-20 N9334W Airbus SA341 Fort Myers, US-Florida

9-Apr-2020

Hard landing.  No injury reported to 1 POB... Read more

06-Apr-20 LN-OFQ Airbus AS350B3 Kodleberget, Norway

06-Apr-20 LN-OFQ Airbus AS350B3 Kodleberget, Norway

6-Apr-2020

The air accident happened on Monday 6 April 2020 in connection with sling loads for Statnett, the system operator of the Norwegian electrical power system. A container was to be moved. Because of a misunderstanding, the container was put in the wrong place. The container was to be moved further, but a strong wind gust... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance adds two Critical Care Cars

Devon Air Ambulance adds two Critical Care Cars

19-Feb-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

From 2 March, when poor weather or maintenance prevents Devon’s emergency aircraft from flying, two new Critical Care Cars mean our critical care teams can still provide specialist life-saving care by road. In the Autumn 2018 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £10 million in capital funding for air ambulance services.  Devon Air Ambulance... Read more

Gama Aviation releases Flight Data Monitoring mod for Airbus H135 and H145

Gama Aviation releases Flight Data Monitoring mod for Airbus H135 and H145

19-Feb-2020Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation Plc, the global business aviation services company, is pleased to announce an augmented Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) modification available through its global design team for the Airbus H135 / 145 and additional EASA CS-27 / 29 rotorcraft (subject to survey and contract) The solution provides a ED-155 or ED-112A (H145) compliant Cockpit Audio... Read more

Babcock adds another EMS H145 in Italy

Babcock adds another EMS H145 in Italy

18-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

On February 1, 2020, the fourth helicopter used in the helicopter rescue in South Tyrol entered service. In addition to Pelikan 1, Pelikan 2 and Aiut Alpin Dolomites, the additional aircraft with callsign “Pelikan 3” will be based in Lasa in Val Venosta to strengthen the EMS coverin the western part of the South Tyrol... Read more

Airbus delivers second ACH175 for superyacht operations

Airbus delivers second ACH175 for superyacht operations

14-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters have recently delivered a new H175 helicopter for operations based on a superyacht. Given the size of an H175, there are very few superyachts capable of hosting it, and HeliHub.com research points to it operating from MY Flying Fox, which was completed by the Lurssen shipyard in March 2019 (image below), and is... Read more

Gama Aviation provides update on Scottish Ambulance Service contract

Gama Aviation provides update on Scottish Ambulance Service contract

14-Feb-2020Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation is pleased to provide an update on its £20m order for three Airbus H145 helicopters, as reported on 24th December 2018. The Company has completed this purchase and taken title to all three helicopters. Preparations for the deployment of the helicopters from 1st June 2020 in support of a long-term contract are proceeding to plan.... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance reports 2019 statistics

Devon Air Ambulance reports 2019 statistics

14-Feb-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Thanks to the support of the community, businesses and friends of Devon, in 2019 Devon’s Air Ambulances were able to assist 985 patients. Flying hours were also extended to 19 hours a day from its Exeter airbase, meaning emergency assistance was available up to 2am. The charity-funded service’s priorities have always been to put their... Read more

County of Grande Prairie commits to help renew STARS helicopter fleet

County of Grande Prairie commits to help renew STARS helicopter fleet

14-Feb-2020Source: County of Grande Prairie

STARS is one step closer to renewing its fleet of helicopters, thanks to a $500,000 gift from the County of Grande Prairie. The generous commitment, which was announced Saturday at the 10th Annual GPPA Hangar Dance in Support of STARS at the TARA Centre, has been made toward a new H145 helicopter to serve County... Read more

FAA approves Garmin GFC600H Helicopter Flight Control System in AS350

FAA approves Garmin GFC600H Helicopter Flight Control System in AS350

12-Feb-2020Source: Garmin

Our GFC 600H helicopter flight control system has achieved FAA Supplemental Type Certification in the AS350 B2/B3. This attitude-based flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored safety features, including attitude hold, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection, dedicated return-to-level mode, hover assist, as well as overspeed and low speed protection. The GFC 600H requires the Garmin... Read more

Royal Thai Air Force orders six Airbus H135 military trainers

Royal Thai Air Force orders six Airbus H135 military trainers

12-Feb-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has signed an order for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force, as part of its pilot training enhancement programme. The very first military training helicopters ever ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force, these new twin-engine H135s will be utilised for an array of training missions, including ab-initio flight training. They will complement... Read more

Polish Border Guard adds Airbus H135

Polish Border Guard adds Airbus H135

6-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In January, Deputy Chief Commander Brigadier General Wioleta Gorzkowska presided over an event to launch the Airbus H135 as a new helicopter type for the Polish Border Guard. The 135 as a platform is well known in Poland, where a fleet of 27 are operated by the air ambulane operator LPR (Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe). This... Read more

Maxcraft Avionics receives STC for Garmin GTN750H Navigator in AS365

Maxcraft Avionics receives STC for Garmin GTN750H Navigator in AS365

29-Jan-2020Source: Maxcraft Avionics

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new... Read more

DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

28-Jan-2020Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed H145 in... Read more

NASA orders three Airbus H135s

NASA orders three Airbus H135s

28-Jan-2020Source: Airbus

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at the Airbus booth at the Heli Expo Trade show in Anaheim, California. The H135s will be operated out of the Kennedy Space... Read more

Airbus adds more power and enhanced aerial work capabilities for the H125

Airbus adds more power and enhanced aerial work capabilities for the H125

28-Jan-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has announced a major performance increase on the H125 by making full use of the available power of Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D. The aircraft’s external and internal load lifting capabilities will increase by up to +140 kg, with a large part of it already available at low altitude and low external temperatures,... Read more

Air Zermatt picks VR technology H125 training solution

Air Zermatt picks VR technology H125 training solution

28-Jan-2020Source: Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt has selected VRM Switzerland as its supplier for an innovative training solution based on virtual reality (VR) technology. The simulator’s visual system provides 3D vision with unprecedented resolution. “This will allow our discerning pilots to effectively train for difficult scenarios on mountain landing sites, with bright sunshine and under various snow conditions such... Read more

Heli-One develops new H225 mods

Heli-One develops new H225 mods

28-Jan-2020Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has developed several new H225 modifications for HEMS purpose. The modifications are a modular medical equipment wall and stretcher installation. These modifications support HEMS teams with improved flexibility and efficiency while maintaining patient and crew safety. Updated Medical Wall This is the third... Read more

FlightSafety to add new Level D sims for Airbus EC145 and Leonardo AW139

FlightSafety to add new Level D sims for Airbus EC145 and Leonardo AW139

28-Jan-2020Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces the expansion of its helicopter training programs and services with new Level D qualified simulators for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 and Leonardo AW139. “This significant expansion of the training programs and services we offer to helicopter operators reflects FlightSafety’s commitment to provide a broad range of conveniently located programs that our Customers... Read more

StandardAero and Robertson Announce First Canadian Customer for AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

StandardAero and Robertson Announce First Canadian Customer for AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

28-Jan-2020Source: StandardAero and Robertson

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems announced today the delivery of two crash-resistant fuel tanks (CRFTs) to the first operator in Canada to adopt this potentially lifesaving equipment.  The CRFTs will be installed on one AS350 BA helicopter and one AS350 B2 helicopter owned and operated by Ontario-based Zimmer Air Services Inc., both of which have... Read more

Far East air force looking to lease eight utility helicopters

Far East air force looking to lease eight utility helicopters

20-Jan-2020Source: HeliHub.com

After flying a helicopter type for 51 years, and having operated a total of 43 aircraft, it would appear surprising that an air force has made the decision to ground a helicopter type on safety grounds rather than retire it from service. The New Straits Times reported last week that the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF)... Read more

Bristow used Chapter 11 process to drop Airbus H175 order

Bristow used Chapter 11 process to drop Airbus H175 order

10-Jan-2020

At one time, Bristow Group had a total of 22 Airbus H175s on order. Here’s the timeline of the announcements 2013 – an initial order of “up to 12”, which turned out to be 5 when you read the 2015 release 2015 – increased by 12 in 2015, a further five were then added in 2017 –... Read more

26-Dec-19 N985SA Airbus AS350 Lihue, US-Hawaii (7F)

26-Dec-19 N985SA Airbus AS350 Lihue, US-Hawaii (7F)

26-Dec-2019

During a sightseeing flight the helicopter crashed into terrain under unknown circumstances, resulting in a post crash fire. The pilot and six passengers perished.... Read more

UK Military Flying Training System to add four Airbus H145s

UK Military Flying Training System to add four Airbus H145s

20-Dec-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) was established in 2006 as a turnkey operation under which British military pilots and aircrew are trained in elementary, basic and advanced phases in preparation for joining operational military units. UKMFTS is run by Ascent Flight Training, a consortium of Babcock International and Lockheed Martin, under a Private... Read more

09-Dec-19 ZK-HPB Airbus AS350B2 White Island, New Zealand

09-Dec-19 ZK-HPB Airbus AS350B2 White Island, New Zealand

9-Dec-2019

Aircraft badly damaged by ash while parked on volcanic island during eruption.  Main blades snapped under the weight of ash – photo... Read more

25-Nov-19 Airbus AS532 Liptako, Mali (11F)

25-Nov-19 Airbus AS532 Liptako, Mali (11F)

25-Nov-2019

Around 19:40, during the maneuver to prepare for the engagement of the enemy, the Cougar helicopter and a Tiger collided, crashing close to each other. None of the embarked soldiers survived. A rescue and safety operation of the accident zone is underway. Many ways of the Barkhane force are still engaged. Thirteen soldiers died in combat are... Read more

25-Nov-19 Airbus EC505 Liptako, Mali (2F)

25-Nov-19 Airbus EC505 Liptako, Mali (2F)

25-Nov-2019

Around 19:40, during the maneuver to prepare for the engagement of the enemy, the Cougar helicopter and a Tiger collided, crashing close to each other. None of the embarked soldiers survived. A rescue and safety operation of the accident zone is underway. Many ways of the Barkhane force are still engaged. Thirteen soldiers died in combat are... Read more

31-Oct-19 HL9619 Airbus EC225 Dokdo, Korea (7F)

31-Oct-19 HL9619 Airbus EC225 Dokdo, Korea (7F)

1-Nov-2019

SAR helicopter ditched and located in 72m of water shortly after taking off at 11.26pm on a rescue mission.  7 POB missing There are four EC225s registered in Korea at present.  HeliHub research shows that the subject aircraft is either HL9472 (msn 2702) or HL9619 (msn 2987)... Read more

23-Sep-19 VT-UTC Airbus H125 Kedarnath, India

23-Sep-19 VT-UTC Airbus H125 Kedarnath, India

23-Sep-2019

Tail damaged and starboard skid splayed out on landing at Kedarnath shrine, which is at an altitude of 11,500ft.  6 POB no serious injuries.  Wreckage airlifted out 26 October per this press report... Read more

Trump proposes import duties on Airbus helicopters built in EU

Trump proposes import duties on Airbus helicopters built in EU

11-Apr-2019

The US Government has issued a statement proposing new import duties, on the basis of what they believe to be subsidies from the EU to Airbus (as a Group) valued at $11 Billion per year. This figure is subject to an arbitration at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the result of which is expected to... Read more

27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

28-Feb-2019

Initial reports suggest the helicopter entered cloud and struck a cliff, locally known as Sisne Bhir. Helicopter consumed in post crash fire.  Crash site is located at around 10,000 feet. This report states that the fatalities were Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ang Tshiring Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and the chairman... Read more

24-Feb-19 9H-VIP Airbus EC135 Valetta, Malta

24-Feb-19 9H-VIP Airbus EC135 Valetta, Malta

24-Feb-2019

Helicopter damaged at Malta International Airport after the temporary hangar covering the aircraft collapsed in high winds.  Structure seen in image to be tangled up and resting on top of the rotors... Read more

22-Feb-19 F-HSOX Airbus EC145 Bidarray, France

22-Feb-19 F-HSOX Airbus EC145 Bidarray, France

22-Feb-2019

Air Ambulance on approach to land – a sheet from a farm building broke loose and embedded in the blades of the helicopter, causing it to turn through 180 degrees, landing heavily from low level. The crew consisting of a doctor, a nurse, a pilot and a flight assistant were unharmed but shocked [Wrongly quoted... Read more

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